Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. --George Bernard Shaw
If you think life is outside you, happening to you, guess what--not so. It's all in your head. We attract somehow everything that comes into our experience. I don't know how it works, and I don't always like the fact. Who wants to take responsibility for attracting "bad things"? Our thoughts are creative, be they conscious or unconscious. And they are magnetic, attractive.
Logically it follows that if we don't like what we are experiencing, the place to start for change is in one's mind. As Shaw states, if we can't change our minds, we can't change anything. No one but me has any control over the thoughts in my head. We may argue that we have been influenced by outside circumstances, but that is because we have allowed the outside situations to affect our thinking. With such an understanding of our creative ability, blaming becomes a useless, self-defeating tactic.
The ability to change our minds gives us both great power and great responsibility. We tend to dig having that power, but the responsibility--not so much. There's a perfect glaring example in President Trump, who clearly digs his power, but has repeatedly shirked responsibility. Note what a mess that mindset has created. It goes directly against the laws of nature and can never be successful long-term.
The pandemic has generated much consideration of how we have been thinking, and great opportunity to change our minds for progress. That's a blessing.
Did I say changing one's mind is easy? Nope. Control of one's thinking is a practice, like everything in this life.
Change is not a dirty word,